Baraboo was named in honour of Jean Baribault, an early French trapper, and was chartered as a city in 1882.
A similar feat was performed by the Sun-trapper, a famous Red Indian chief.
She fell in love with a trapper and he took her back to what we all describe as civilization.
The abundance of game made the region between the lakes and the Mississippi a favourite hunting ground of the Indians, and later a productive field for the trapper and fur trader.
The traveller on the prairie is naturally a hunter, on the head waters of the Missouri and Columbia a trapper, and at the Falls of St. Mary a fisherman.
Almost half a century later, in the winter of 1824-25, James Bridger, a trapper, discovered the Great Salt Lake while seeking the source of the Bear river.